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Timeline: Evolution of Canada's long-gun registry

TORONTO -The Tories are about to move a step closer to fulfilling
their promise to kill the long-gun registry with a final vote in the
House of Commons.
gun registry has been a controversial – and costly – political issue
since it was first debated 15 years ago. Global News takes a look at the
evolution of the federal government's long-gun registry.

December 1995:
The Senate approves the Firearms Act, requiring all gun owners to
register and obtain a license. The cost of the registry is estimated at
$119 million: $2 million covered by taxpayers and the rest generated by
registration revenue.

December 2001: The
Canadian Firearms Program says that the cost of the registry has risen
to $527 million, due in part to difficulties with the computer system
being used to implement the program.

April 2002:
The financial tab for the registry is now


Added: Feb-16-2012 Occurred On: Feb-16-2012
By: Hiarken
Regional News
Tags: Guns, registry, government, law
Location: Canada (load item map)
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